Wasafiri New Writing Prize

The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2018 is now open for submissions. The closing date is 5pm GMT on 13 July 2018.

The prize was launched to support new writers, with no limits on age, gender, nationality or background. A winner will be chosen by our stellar line up of judges for each category: Fiction; Poetry; Life Writing. The three winners will be published by Wasafiri and receive a cash prize. They will also be offered the Chapter and Verse or Free Reads mentoring scheme in partnership with The Literary Consultancy (dependent on eligibility). The prize winners will be announced on October 25th, 2018.

This year our judges include Malika Booker, who will be judging the poetry, Kerry Young, who will be judging the fiction, and Elleke Boehmer, who will be judging the life writing category. Wasafiri Editor-in-Chief Susheila Nasta will chair the judging panel.

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